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Marathon Spectating 101

Marathon Spectating 101

Fall means only three things to me, now that I’m far removed from my high school and collegiate cross country seasons. Fall means pumpkin beers, baseball playoffs, and marathons. There’s also a constant dread of the first frost, but let’s just focus on the positives. If you’re following my blog, chances are you know at least one person … Continue reading

Strength (and sanity) in numbers.

Strength (and sanity) in numbers.

A friend said that you know it’s been a heavy couple weeks when the President of the United States receives a poison-laced letter and it barely makes front page news. Even with positive thoughts of modern day Paul Reveres, and happy little Boston manhunt babies nine months down the road, April has been a pretty emotionally and … Continue reading

“One if by land, two if by sea.”

“One if by land, two if by sea.”

I wandered the Boston Marathon expo on Saturday, picked up my packet and shirt, and shed a few tears about the race I wouldn’t run, thanks to continuing issues with my right hip. Thankfully it’s hard to stay sad at the Boston Marathon expo for long. I watched what I can assume was a first-timer … Continue reading

Oh, the places you’ll go!

Oh, the places you’ll go!

I just got back from a nearly two-week-long vacation, and it was the first trip in at least a decade for which I didn’t pack my running shoes. And it was a really good trip, full of new parks, streets, and trails just waiting to be explored by this injured runner. GAAAAH! I’m still jealous … Continue reading

Happy Blogaversary!

Happy Blogaversary!

What?? ‘Blogaversary’ is totally a word. It might not be in the dictionary, but it’s in the Urban Dictionary, and we all know that’s what counts. (I can feel my mom cringing right now. Sorry, Mom!) Anyway, today marks my one-year blogaversary, a day that I can reflect on the amount of disturbing, completely asinine, … Continue reading

When was the last time you made a paper snowflake?

When was the last time you made a paper snowflake?

Remember folding a white piece of paper and cutting out chunks to make a snowflake? I haven’t wasted fifteen thousand trees just trying to make one still-uneven snowflake confused Mother Nature with my excellent craft skills since grammar school, but there’s a fantastic reason to do it now. This Wednesday, RVRR will make snowflakes for … Continue reading

What’s your 2013 runolution?

What’s your 2013 runolution?

Whether you say it aloud, write it down, or just think it, you can’t deny that it at least crosses your mind to make a resolution this time of year. Once that New Year’s Eve ball drops, you’re ready to start flossing nightly, stop biting your nails, stop drinking so much beer, stop using bottled water, learn the entire Gangnam … Continue reading

What do you think about that, satellites?!?

What do you think about that, satellites?!?

If I told you that twenty members of my running club ran together through midtown Manhattan late Sunday morning, you’d think we were nuts, right? You’re right! Wrong! We actually had a purpose! Two purposes, actually. The main purpose was dreamed up by our club treasurer, Tom, a year ago: run through the streets of Manhattan … Continue reading

See and be seen

See and be seen

It’s winter. Technically it’s not, but let’s be real here: I don’t see daylight during the week, my ice scraper is already riding shotgun til spring, and it’s snowed twice (if you count today). It’s winter. I could complain about the next four months forever, but running through them is a necessary evil. Sure, you … Continue reading